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Travel Safe with Conservative Party Conference

Read about our work with the Conservative Party Conference 2021 to help delegates travel safely across Manchester.
August 2, 2021

Conservative Party Conference 2021 (CPC2021) has partnered with Zipabout to help delegates travel easily and safely to and from the event in Manchester later this year.

Attendees will be able to sign up for personalised travel instructions – including unique busyness alerts and live updates on the move – by clicking ‘Get Started in Messenger’ on the event website or scanning the QR code on their delegate pack. This will include unbiased multi-modal first and last-mile support that incorporates temporary taxi ranks as well as walking routes.

Zipabout’s ‘Travel Safe’ tool is available to all conference-goers. They will not have to download yet another app which drains battery or takes up valuable mobile storage.

By deploying Zipabout’s ‘Travel Safe’ tool,  CPC2021 organisers will be able to use travel demand insights to stagger visitors and manage safe spaces over the course of the three-day event. They will also be able to share event itineraries and confirm attendance levels, as well as send urgent updates such as queue warnings and security notices.

Zipabout will also be sharing important travel disruption messaging and crowding information with transport operators and local residents on other messaging channels. This means the technology can be used to manage any disruption, ensuring conference-goers reach their destination smoothly.  

Alex Froom, Chief Executive of Zipabout, said:

“We’re delighted to be providing Conservative party conference 2021 delegates personalised journey updates and helping the event organisers make attendees feel safe about using public transport again. It’s an opportunity to showcase how we can help people make travelling decisions based on personal factors, and get people safely back through the doors of large-scale events again.”